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AMOS PODCAST/Aug 21: Lawmaker, Listeners Express Strong Views On Problems With Indiana's Department of Child Services. Demand Action!

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Friday, August 21, 2015. (Entire PODCAST Is About Department of Child Services Issues). Inside my office at the radio station is a box of documents the media were provided after the tragic death of Tajanay Bailey in December 2007. 352 more words

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Dept. of Child Services failing to comply with caseload mandates in 18 of 19 regions

The Department of Child Services delivered its annual report to the State Budget Committee in Lafayette on Friday. The presentation comes amid recent developments, including an announcement that the Department would hire 113 additional family case managers to meet the rising tide of abuse and neglect among Indiana’s most vulnerable children and that the agency remains out of compliance with state law mandating caseload limits in 18 of DCS’s 19 geographical regions. 512 more words

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LANANE: DCS case worker hiring only the beginning

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement regarding the governor’s announcement concerning the Department of Child Services (DCS).

“Today we must recognize that while this is progress, we are only now achieving the bare minimum required by law to protect children. 180 more words

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LANANE: Chemical dumping, EPA lawsuit signal need for stronger state water quality standards

Government is about promises. It’s a social contract that allows the public sphere to provide public safety, a functioning infrastructure and public education. It is also the duty of this state government to ensure that individuals and corporations are held to similar clean air and water standards. 463 more words

Keeping kids safe: Summer safety tips

Summer in Indiana is under way and with the warm weather comes the opportunity for outdoor activities. The Indiana Department of Child Services has compiled a number of resources to ensure fun in the sun for Hoosier families without incidents of drowning or overheating. 75 more words

Lanane updates media regarding DCS caseworker shortage

Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) held an media availability in response to the governor’s request to hire 100 new Department of Child Services (DCS) caseworkers bringing the state into compliance with current caseload standards. 33 more words